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Discover DEQ Newsletter – September 2019 10/01/2019

What's Inside? Video highlights LDEQ’s approach to water quality management, Message from the Secretary, Waste Management in Lake Charles transitions to clean burning fleet, and more!

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Emergency Declarations

Fourth Extension of Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - In the matter of Tornadoes and Severe Weather of April 2019 09/18/2019

The original Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order in regards to the tornados and severe weather in April of 2019 has been extended through October 25, 2019.

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Environmental Update

Orleans Parish man pleads guilty to illegal disposal of waste tires 01/23/2019

Orleans Parish resident Bryant Joseph Ballard pleaded guilty Friday, Jan. 18, in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for illegal disposal of waste tires and unauthorized use of a movable.

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Regulations

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports 03/21/2018

Lafayette Parish Man Arrested for Knowingly Violating Environmental Permit and Submitting False Reports. Today, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Criminal Investigation Section arrested a Lafayette Parish man on two felony violations of Louisiana’s Water Control Law and two felony violations of filing false public records.

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Public Alerts

PUBLIC NOTICE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY HCR NO. 231 10/07/2019

LDEQ is accepting written comments in consideration of House Resolution No. 231 (2019 Regular Legislative Session), which urges and requests the secretary of LDEQ to study the establishment of a voluntary compliance audit program for industries regulated by the department.

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Fact Sheets

LDEQ encourages securing of household chemicals and items in preparation for Morganza Spillway opening 05/29/2019

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality encourages residents and business owners in the affected area of the Morganza Spillway to safely secure or remove household chemicals and materials in advance of the Spillway opening June 2.

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Discover DEQ Newsletters

Discover DEQ Newsletter – September 2019 10/01/2019

What's Inside? Video highlights LDEQ’s approach to water quality management, Message from the Secretary, Waste Management in Lake Charles transitions to clean burning fleet, and more!

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EPA APPROVES LOUISIANA'S PLN TO MEET SULPHUR DIOXIDE STANDARD

EPA Approves Lousiana's plan to meet SO2 standards in St. Bernard Parish 05/22/2019 Read More > View Full Category